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Bolton sensation Haroon Khan continued his unbeaten run with an assured victory over Csaba Kovacs at the Reebok Stadium last weekend.

The 23-year-old battled tough Hungarian Kovacs in his hometown, taking his stretch of wins to five since turning professional last year, as he conclusively won 60-55 on points over six rounds.

VICTOR: Haroon Khan picked up his fifth straight win since turning professional, overcoming Csaba Kovacs on points

VICTOR: Haroon Khan picked up his fifth straight win since turning professional, overcoming Csaba Kovacs on points

Khan’s superior speed and ring-craft was evident from the start, as he took it to the bigger man, whilst catching him with left hooks as he came in.

This was the first time super-flyweight Khan had boxed six-rounds, yet the young dynamo looked convincing and calm throughout, showing he was able to maintain a longer distance as he steps into a new phase in his blossoming career.

“I felt good in there and was very pleased to get another win under my belt,” said Haroon. “This was my first six-rounder and with the change of opponent at the last moment I’m happy with how things went.

VICTOR: Haroon Khan picked up his fifth straight win since turning professional, overcoming Csaba Kovacs on points

VICTOR: Haroon Khan picked up his fifth straight win since turning professional, overcoming Csaba Kovacs on points

“Kovacs was very tough and he caught me with a couple of good shots but I showed I was able to take them and come back even harder.

“I needed a fight like this and it’s only going to bring me on as a fighter - I’ve learnt so much from this fight.”

Khan is set to be in action once again in September after Ramadan and says he is already eager to get back in the ring.

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